On the Tuesday August 6, 2013 agenda of the Pima County Board of Supervisors meeting:
Presentation of a proclamation to Sharon Chadwick and Mary
McCune, Tucson Pima County Historical Commission, proclaiming the
month of August and the day of Tuesday, August 20, 2013 to be: “THE
238TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CITY OF TUCSON”
Full text below:
WHEREAS, the City of Tucson has a past of great antiquity, having been first a
settlement of Native Americans more than 2,000 years ago; and
WHEREAS, Lt. Col. Hugh O’Conor of the Royal Spanish Army, on August 20,
1775, established the Presidio San Augustin del Tucson within the boundaries of the area presently surrounded on the north by Washington Street, on the east by Church Avenue, on the south by Pennington Street, and on the west by Main Avenue; and
WHEREAS, the flags of the Tohono O’odham Nation, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe,
Spain, Mexico, the Confederacy, the United States and Arizona have been raised within the “Ancient and Honorable Pueblo;” and
WHEREAS, this community is dedicated to the preservation of its heritage, architecture, historically significant sites, and its diverse cultures and traditions; and
WHEREAS, Arizonans should remember the gallant deeds of all our forebears and commemorate them with an appropriate ceremony; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Pima County Board of Supervisors hereby proclaims the month of August and the day of August 20th as the time for all residents of Pima County to observe:
“THE 238TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CITY OF TUCSON”
and participate in the ceremonies and activities that commemorate this event.
Passed and adopted this 6th day of August, 2013.
To celebrate on August 20, here are 2 birthday events to check out:
Luis G Guiterrez Bridge (former Cushing Street bridge, at I-10)
solar art alignment at 9:30 a.m., www.facebook.com/luisgguitierrezbridge
Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, 133 W. Washington Street (SW corner of Church Street)
6 – 8 p.m. A Birthday Celebration Festival will take place at the Presidio on Washington Street. To learn more please call (520) 837-8119, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://tucsonpresidiotrust.org
“The ceremony will include a canon salute, a traditional Tohono O’odham blessing, reading the letter from Hugo O’Connor designating Tucson as the location for the presidio, signing/reading a proclamation from local governments, the traditional flag ceremony and sharing Tucson’s birthday cake and paletas with attendees. Presidio Trust volunteers will be available for tours.”
We attended this evening event last year, enjoyed the speeches & music, the delicious birthday cake, and the loud cannon salute.
Happy Birthday Tucson.